How are you watching this video? On a smartphone? Or a tablet? Maybe you're streaming it from your laptop to a TV screen, or a projector! Well, all of these electronic devices can only exist thanks to one thing: semiconductors.
Their unique connectivity means scientists control electrons much easier, allowing for the concentrated creation of countless complex computers! Its discovery facilitated a full-scale technological revolution!
Taiwan's National Sun Yat-Sen University recently opened "The College of Semiconductors and Advanced Research," just to learn more about them!
English with Experts
"This is it, ladies! The kitten whispers and tickle fights end now..." Whoa! Sorry about that gang! I got a bit carried away there is all...! I only start glitching like this when there's a problem with my microchip. Which means we need to get to the bottom of these superconductors, and fast!
Welcome to the show everybody! Wow! You all sound absolutely electric this evening! I'm your host Chuck McSilver. Let's meet today's contestants! Everyone, please welcome Stevie and Tim! This week we're putting the...back in "semiconductor." Check out our Semiconductor terms...
各位，歡迎加入我們!哇!你們今晚都聽起來好帶電喔!我是主持人 Chuck McSilver。來看看今天的參賽者!各位，我們來歡迎 Steve 和 Tim!這週讓我們把...放進「半導體」裡。
Microelectronics. Electrons. Insulator. Module. Fabbing. Connectivity. Conductor. Transistor. Foundry Model. Contestants, it's up to you to find those words.
Fingers on buzzers, here's your first clue...
"Any substance or material that allows electricity to pass through it"
"Any substance or material that DOES NOT allow electricity to pass through it"
Ooo, that's the wrong answer! A semiconductor SOMETIMES allows electricity through it, depending on its environment. Tim, any ideas? What do we call something that doesn't ever allow electricity to pass through?
Is it an insulator?
Correct-a-mundo! Whoa! We need to move fast...next word, please...
"Device used to regulate a semiconductor's ability to allow electricity to pass through it"
"Tool used to control the actions of an electrical device, similar to a machine's brain!"
WHOA! I don't think I can wait much longer!
We can help!
Sure! For some points...
Please! I can't...stop...glitching!
Let's think... If Chuck's glitching like this then he can't control his actions...
我想想，如果 Chuck 像這樣出現故障，那麼他就無法控制自己的行為...
Which means his module isn't getting enough electricity...
If it's not getting enough electricity then his semiconductor isn't working properly...
Which means the problem must be with...his transistor!
Err...Chuck? I don't think he's coming back this time.
What happens now?
That's the end of the round, and...it's a tie, which means...er...everyone wins!
Apart from Chuck...
除了 Chuck 以外
Medals for all! So, I guess I'm the host now!
Is that how it works?
Thanks to our guests, everyone gets a medal, and we'll see you next time for another episode of English with Paz! No, no wait! English with Paz Bueno! See ya, Stinko's!
感謝我們的參賽者，每個人都有獎牌，我們下集 English with Paz 見!不不不，等等!是 Enlgish with Paz Bueno!再見了～你們這些討厭鬼!